Video: Two weeks later, no word on schoolgirls abducted by Nigerian terrorist group

posted at 10:01 am on April 30, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

A horrific attack on a Christian school in Nigeria resulted in the abduction of more than 200 girls. Dozens escaped, but the Nigerian government’s numbers of those left conflict with the school’s much-higher figures that put the number of those still missing close to 200.  Rumors of their status float out through uncorroborated news reports, including one that has the girls sold off into marriages to Islamist terrorists.

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall interviewed the AP beat reporter in Nigeria to get an update, and the truth is that we just don’t know what has happened to the girls yet. Nor does it appear that the government has succeeded in finding out what happened in the first place, except that this was a Boko Haram operation:

Nigerian women plan to hold a protest march in Abuja to pressure the government into action:

Protesters will hold a “million-woman march” in the Nigerian capital Wednesday over the government’s failure to rescue scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists two weeks ago.

Angry Nigerian parents lashed out at the government Tuesday as a local leader claimed the hostages had been sold as wives abroad.

“May God curse every one of those who has failed to free our girls,” said Enoch Mark, whose daughter and two nieces were among the more than 100 students abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School in the Chibok area of the northeastern state of Borno. …

Borno officials have said 129 girls were kidnapped when gunmen stormed the school after sundown on April 14 and forced the students — who are between 12 and 17 years old — onto a convoy of trucks. Officials said 52 have since escaped.

Locals, including the school’s principal, have rejected those numbers, insisting that 230 students were snatched and that 187 are still being held hostage.

The Nigerian Senate pushed President Goodluck Jonathan to ask for UN assistance in finding the abducted girls. Parents and family members have begun arranging their own search parties to do what the Nigerian military either cannot or will not do to rescue the girls. At the moment, though, no one knows where they are or what Boko Haram plans to do with them.

Pray for them, and for their families.

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Pork-Chop on April 30, 2014 at 12:02 PM

And yet our govt, in both parties continue to kiss the left (sh!t stained) hand of the religion of peace.

AH_C on April 30, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Hate to say this but for someone to DO something about something like this that is just outrageous you have to have LEADERSHIP with a MORAL COMPASS. There are few of those on that Continent.

Missilengr on April 30, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Well color me gobsmacked. Kudos to HotAir for putting attention on this story. Anti-black racism is at the heart of Sunni Islam and too many sub-saharan Africans have been abused, exploited, murdered or brainwashed by it.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 10:18 AM

This sounds kinda like black on black to me.

Girls from the ‘black Tuareg’ group are sold by their Tuareg ‘masters’ to wealthy men, including religious leaders, from the Hausa ethnic group in Northern Nigeria, who view the purchase of young women as a sign of prestige.

Once sold the girls are known as ‘wahaya’ or ‘fifth wives’ – because they are additional to the four wives legally permitted in Niger and Nigeria. Yet no actual marriage ever takes place and their status and role is far lower than that of the official wives. They are treated solely as property and have none of the legal rights of a wife.

workingclass artist on April 30, 2014 at 10:19 AM

butch on April 30, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Where are the race-baiters? Where are the “leaders” of the free world? Where is the totally impotent UN? All of them are complicit.

ultracon on April 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM

If this thread get 50 comments, you can color me impressed.

foolrepublica on April 30, 2014 at 10:04 AM

106 and counting. Will the ‘impressed’ layer cover up the ‘stupid’ layer?

slickwillie2001 on April 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

How about reporting that those girls don’t have access to contraception. That seems to get the rabid partisan gals spun up like nobody’s business.

Happy Nomad on April 30, 2014 at 10:26 AM

It’s even worse than that. They don’t even have government forcing someone else to pay for it for them!
It’s a big Fluking deal!!!

VelvetElvis on April 30, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Ever wonder why defenders of Islam constantly refer to it as the Religion of Peace? You don’t hear Christians calling Christianity a religion of peace; they don’t need to. But apparently Islam’s defenders feel the need to constantly reinforce their claim. Who was it that said a lie constantly repeated becomes the truth?

There is absolutely nothing peaceful about Islam; it’s goal is nothing less than absolute domination of the world. It’s a frightening thought that in today’s world the most likely political entities to stand up to Islam and stop its spread are Russia and China; the US and the West have basically given up the fight because of their leadership’s complete lack of moral foundation. Twice before Christianity has held the line and prevented the Muslim takeover of Western society. Do we now have to rely on the Communists to do it?

I pray that God watches over these girls and protects them, but I fear that Western ignorance and self-absorption will make His job that much more difficult.

CanadianB on April 30, 2014 at 3:17 PM

And our National Organization for Women says … what? What?

Missilengr on April 30, 2014 at 3:27 PM

I got it . . . . . we need to promote the idea that these girls were abducted by American white Christian, Republican men, for the expressed purpose of being sex-slaves for Republican politicians, when they travel abroad.
That … would get the American feminists motivated.

listens2glenn on April 30, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Boko Haram Selling Kidnapped Girls As “Wives” To Jihadists For $12 Each…

Akzed on April 30, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Hm, looks like it is well over 50 comments. I’m still curious as to what the hell that comment meant.

ORconservative on April 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM

If this thread get 50 comments, you can color me impressed.


I’ll be impressed if you can count to 50.

xblade on April 30, 2014 at 5:19 PM

..but #banbossy!

arik1969 on April 30, 2014 at 5:34 PM

If this thread get 50 comments, you can color me impressed.


I’ll be impressed if you can count to 50.

xblade on April 30, 2014 at 5:19 PM

. . . : )

listens2glenn on April 30, 2014 at 10:33 PM

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